8 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Pittsburgh, United States

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Esplanade du Trocadero, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at La Madeleine.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Paris journey builder site .

Pittsburgh, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in February; daily highs in Paris reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Herengracht and The Amstel. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg), De Hege Gerzen (in Oudemirdum) and Badstrand Hargen aan Zee (in Groet). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

De Hege Gerzen, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, Badstrand Hargen aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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